The I-695 Construction at Charles Street in Towson is going to make traffic a bit trickier starting around 8 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2009.

The Maryland State Highway Administration published a notice of this change on their website. Beginning Monday the 21st, Eastbound 695 will be three lanes going through from the I-83 North interchange and the Charles Street overpass. Towson residents who live off Charles Street need to note that they will have to stay in the right lane at the split in order to be able to exit.

Currently, there are four through lanes on I-695 E at Charles Street, so this will affect traffic tremendously. This will be the case through Spring 2010, so be prepared for delays when traveling in this area.

I also noted on the site that the entire project now is projected to be completed in 2012, instead of the Fall 2011 date originally planned.